5 companies have been issued with compound fines for rampant dumping of construction waste and scrap metal. The five hundred dollar fines were issued to companies involved in construction activities on Pulau Muara Besar.

The companies have been given seven days from the date of issue to settle the compounds. They could be charged in court if they defaulted and if found guilty, they could be fined one thousand dollars for the first offence. For the second and subsequent offences, the penalty would be a three thousand dollar fine and imprisonment of not more than three months.

Source: Radio Television Brunei